There are Three pathways in NSW for residential developments. Exempt Development, Complying Development and Development that requires Local council approval (DA).
- Exempt Development:
a. No approval required.
b. Minimal impact on environment and amenity.
c. Must comply with pre-set standards outlined in Part 2 Exempt Development Codes of The Codes SEPP
- Complying Development:
a. Complying Development Certificate (CDC) issued by a Certifier.
b. Predictable environmental/amenity impacts.
c. Must comply with pre-set standards and conditions outlined in the fast-tracked State
Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
a. DA consent issued by Local Council.
b. Possible major environmental/amenity impact.
c. Merit assessment under the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment
Act 1979 (EP&A Act). The Assessment is guided by the Local Environmental
plans (LEPs) and the Local Development Control Plans (DCPs).